An Indian Navy engineer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself onboard the INS Godavari, a naval ship sailing near Porbandar coast on Thursday. The engineer was reportedly found hanging dead in unknown circumstances at the control room of the ship.
The Porbandar police identified the him as Narottam Singh Tomar (24), a native of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, who served as a Mechanical Engineer (ME-I) on INS Godavari.
The police added that he had hanged himself in the ship’s control room when his colleagues had reportedly not started their day’s work.
SP Porbandar Deepan Bhadran while confirming the incident said, “The Navy engineer had committed suicide inside the ship when the ship was at sea for their regular excercise. His body has been brought to Porbandar now”.
Kirtimandir Sub-Inspector DK Vaghela said, “His body was found hanging in the early morning hours when the ship was inside the sea. The officials alerted the Navy officials and they contacted police. The ship was then brought to Porbandar jetty and his body was taken to civil hospital”.
Vaghela added, “The officials on board were unaware of the incident till one of them saw him hanging and raised an alarm. As of now, no specific reason has been found behind this however we are inquiring with the sailors on board.
The police added that Tomar was declared brought dead by the doctors at the civil hospital. The police added that the Navy has contacted the family members of the deceased in MP.
The Kirtimandir police station has registered a case of accidental death and started a thorough investigation.